Category: Food & Drink

Hopped Strawberry Shortcake with Witbier Curd Cuisine à la Bière by

Barley flour, hopped strawberries, and Witbier curd boost the flavor in strawberry shortcake without sacrificing the classic dessert’s nostalgia factor.

A Pint for Mom: Milk Stout Homebrew for Nursing Mothers BYOB by

This 2.4 percent ABV Porter is packed with nutritious—and tasty—ingredients like flaxseed and figs intended to help boost a new mom’s milk supply.

Firestone Walker Barrelworks’ SLOambic Beer Reviews by

An American Wild Ale fermented with marionberries and boysenberries, SLOambic’s tasting experience recalls a “funky berry pie.”

Indeed Brewing Company’s Lucy Session Sour Beer Reviews by

Impressive all around, this is the kind of sour you want to have in your fridge at all times.

The Baby Kale: 3 Pairings Table Mates by

Randyl Danner, Beer Kitchen’s Certified Cicerone, suggests three pairings to accentuate the salad’s fresh flavors.

Small Hands, a Beer Cocktail with Tequila, Cointreau, and Hefe Kindred Spirits by

In this margarita-inspired cocktail, Sauza Tequila and Cointreau set the base, while Scrappy’s Lavender Bitters provide a floral twist and Hefeweizen adds bubbles.

Beer Doughnuts: Beignets and Zeppole Cuisine à la Bière by

These decadent Italian and New Orleans-inspired doughnuts take on the character of English Brown Ale, Belgian Quad, or Russian Imperial Stout.

Homebrewing with Muscle Memory BYOB by

Scaling up a batch of Wry Smile Rye Pale Ale from 5 to 10 gallons tests a skilled homebrewer’s patience—and his muscle memory.

The Lost Abbey’s Track #8 Beer Reviews by

Despite its high alcohol, Track #8 is an insanely drinkable beast of a beer that’s been tamed for your enjoyment.

Wild Heaven Beer’s Ode To Mercy “Nitrode” Beer Reviews by

The nitro works well in Ode to Mercy—just enough to enhance the mouthfeel without tempering the toasted malt flavor or the bitterness and roastiness of the coffee.

Smoked Bone Marrow: 3 Pairings Table Mates by

The ever-changing menu at Salt & Smoke, a food truck on the patio of Burial Beer Co., explores the link between Old World European traditions and the chef’s Southern roots in eats that pair well with beer.

The Chocolatte Cordial, a Dessert Beer Cocktail with Bourbon, Amaretto, and Porter Kindred Spirits by

A bourbon base combines with two decadent liqueurs and a roasty Chocolate Porter in a sweetly balanced, yet indulgent, beer cocktail.

Cornish Pasty: A Portable, Savory Hand Pie Cuisine à la Bière by

Baking a Cornish pasty’s filling and crust together seals savory flavors of Brown Ale and lamb or garden veggies and Pilsner into a crispy, portable meal.

Chile My Soul: Homebrewing with Peppers BYOB by

Add fresh chile to a Rye Brown Ale in one of three ways to achieve character that ranges from subtle pepper flavors to tongue-scorching burn.

Forbidden Root Brewery’s Fernetic Beer Reviews by

Although a robust and somewhat chaotic beer, the balance of ingredients brought a surprising drinkability to Forbidden Root’s Fernetic.

Funky Buddha Brewery’s Barrel-Aged Last Buffalo In The Park Beer Reviews by

An Imperial take on Funky Buddha’s Last Snow, a Porter that’s brewed with coconut and coffee, Last Buffalo has a warming alcohol hitting 11.5 percent alcohol by volume and a lush, full-bodied mouthfeel you’d find in a souped-up adult coffee drink.

Full Moon Flip for Two, a Beer Cocktail with Chicory, Chili, and Imperial Stout Kindred Spirits by

The bittersweet spice of chicory combines with the kick of chili, a ginger- and vanilla-infused bourbon, and an Imperial Stout by COAST Brewing Co. to create a flip with a warming spice and substantial body.

Fisherman’s Pie Infused with Irish Red Ale Cuisine à la Bière by

Irish Red Ale’s caramel malts and grassy hop undertones add history and heritage to a Fisherman’s Pie layered with beer-poached seafood and mashed potatoes.

Hashing It Out: A New Hop Supercharger for Homebrewers BYOB by

Brewing a Pale Ale with Idaho 7 “hop hash,” a hop supercharger added in the kettle or whirlpool for more potent hop character with less muddiness.

Rack of Lamb Persillade: 3 Pairings Table Mates by

Anthony Sieben, manager of the Dallas steakhouse Knife, suggests three pairings for a classic French lamb dish.

Make Burke Believe, a Beer Cocktail with Dry-Hopped Sour, Bourbon, and Cynar Kindred Spirits by

This cocktail was made to convince a skeptical bartender at New York city bar As Is that sour beer can work well with whiskey.

Making Okonomiyaki, a Savory Japanese “Pancake” with Brown Ale Cuisine à la Bière by

Crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside, Japanese Okonomiyaki becomes a perfect canvas for an endless number of topping combinations.

A Hazy Shade of Winter: Homebrewing a Belgian-Style Session Ale BYOB by

Session beers aren’t limited to British styles—Grisette, the lesser-brewed cousin of Belgian Saison, is a refreshing thirst quencher at just 4 percent ABV.

Braised Rabbit Tagliatelle: 3 Pairings Table Mates by

Chef Jason Ritchey of The Village Idiot in Lexington selects three beers to bring out different qualities in the popular winter dish Braised Rabbit Tagliatelle.

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